Festival of Brass 2016


DAY 1: FRIDAY APRIL 15th, 2016 – Church of the Redeemer –

Tickets: $5/$10/$15 or with HSSB Subscription

Rising Stars – Friday, April 17, 2015 – 7:30 PM, Church of the Redeemer

Special Guests: 416Beats

Hannaford Youth Solo Competition Finalists

  • Nick James, euphonium
  • Anne-Merrie Leung, trombone
  • Dylan Maddix, cornet

Young Composers Composition Finalists

This annual concert by the Hannaford Youth Program with special guests 416BEATS and featuring the three finalists in the annual Hannaford Youth solo competition.  The winner will perform with the HSSB under the baton of Alain Trudel on the Sunday’s concert by the HSSB.

416Beats is Toronto’s entertainment and performing Drumline. Not just sporting events and halftime shows but now able to electrify literally any stage!  With a variety of skilled performers in the 416BEATS family, they tap into many different performing resources and styles for a truly unique experience . Visit www.416beats.ca Watch 416beats.ca

DAY 2: SATURDAY APRIL 16, 2016 – Church of the Redeemer   

Admission: FREE (donations gratefully accepted!)

Want to know where to park? Check map for lot locations here

Directions: BY CAR or VIA TTC: 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Corporate and Vendor Displays Open – at the back of Church of Redeemer


10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon- Free Public Master Classes, Stéphane Beaulac, Trumpet, LA Philharmonic

Sponsored by: Yamaha Music Canada





Community Showcase


1:00 PM to 2:00 –  Reading Band – Harmony Music (Philip Sparke) Conducted by Alain Trudel

Please register by  email with name, instrument to reserve a chair in the reading band

2:00 PM, Whitby Brass Band

3:00 PM, Oshawa Civic Band

4:00 PM, Weston Silver Band

Hannaford Cup

The Hannaford Cup March this year is:

Abundance composed by Marcus Venables

5:00 PM
Awarding of the Hannaford Cup
Saturday Social
F of B Pub Night 2016Afterwards a brass band social at the Duke of York.

DAY 3: SUNDAY, Aril 17, 2016 – Jane Mallett Theatre  

Open Rehearsal
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Jane Mallett Theatre
Open rehearsal with the HSSB
NOTE: guests must register by email to brass@hssb.ca and their names will appear on the Stage Door security list
Pre-Concert Chat
2:15 PM, Jane Mallett Theatre lobby
Pre-concert chat with composer Kevin Lau, trumpet soloist Stephan Beaulac and guest conductor, Alain Trudel hosted  by HSSB Artistic Director, David Pell
Entre Amis,
3:00 PM, Jane Mallett theatre
The HSSB under the baton of Alain Trudel will perform:
Marcus Venables, Abundance
Kevin Lau, Concerto for Brass Band,
world premiere, commissioned by the HSSB with the support of the Ontario Arts Council
John Cowell, Trumpet Concerto, Stéphane Beaulac, soloist
Philip Sparke, Harmony Music
Winner, Hannaford Youth Solo Competition
New work by Maestro for a Moment winner
Herbert L. Clarke, Cousins, Alain Trudel, trombone, Stéphane Beaulac, trumpet
Howard Cable, The Banks of Newfoundland

Sunday Social
6:00 PM, gather at the Jason George post concert.